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24 Apr 2015

University Donation Fund supports couple’s gardening venture

Two local residents have been presented with a £100 cheque as part of the University’s Community Donation Fund programme.

Harry and Pat Cook, of the Forest Road Green Belt Gardeners, applied for funding to put towards their gardening project.

Members of the Donations Fund committee unanimously decided to support the couple’s venture through the University’s Open Fund.

Today, Friday 24 April, representatives from the corporate communications team met Harry and Pat to present them with their cheque.

The couple, who are regular contributors to Loughborough in Bloom, hope to use the additional money to spruce up an old footpath by adding crocuses and spring bulbs in time for next summer.

Harry Cook said “We’re absolutely delighted to have received the funding from Loughborough University, it’s really going to make a difference to our project this year.

“The Donation Fund is a fantastic idea which really does help local and voluntary groups in the area. It’s great to have the university supporting what the community does.”